More West Virginia Chemical Spill Articles

  • WVa chemical safe level based on 2 weeks exposure

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When federal officials decided what chemical levels West Virginians could safely consume in water tainted by a January spill, their standard assumed people would be exposed for two weeks, not 100-plus days. Months later, Centers for Disease Control and Protection...

  • Feds to remove W.Va. chemical spill evidence

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In two weeks, federal investigators will start carving up chemical tanks for evidence in a spill that tainted 300,000 West Virginians' water supply. The Chemical Safety Board plans to begin removing slices of three Freedom Industries tanks in Charleston on April 24,...

  • Many in West Virginia wary of water after chemical spill

    On Jan. 9, an industrial storage container spilled around 10,000 gallons of crude MCHM, a chemical used in coal production, a half mile above a drinking water intake in the river. The drinking ban was lifted Jan. 13, when authorities said levels of the chemical MCHM had dropped below a federal...

  • Group: WVa utility could still have spill chemical

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tests last week at a West Virginia water plant still show traces of the chemical that spilled into 300,000 people's water supply on Jan. 9. West Virginia American Water said Tuesday it found chemical levels that are 2,000 times lower than what federal officials say is...

  • Chemical disposal temporarily halted at WVa fill

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has barred West Virginia environmental regulators from allowing the disposal of wastewater from the site of a Charleston chemical spill at a Putnam County landfill. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib issued a temporarily ban late Monday against the state...



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